“It’s in the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are.” ~ Austin Kleon (Steal like an Artist)     She saw, in a magazine, a figure in an evening gown, paddle boarding. That sparked something, and now her novel is being published in less than two […]


  They knew. Never mind that they were hundreds of miles away geographically and much, much further than that on a psychic level. Never mind that even when you lived under the same tar paper shingled roof, they didn’t have a clue as to who you were or what you were about. Never mind that, […]


  When the going gets tough, the tough get going, or so I heard – over and over – when I was young. And so I did exactly that. For decades.   I went to work, and worked hard at work and in doing so, likely made many at work wish they could work like […]


                                                    The door was ajar and in the wind, the hinges made a strange cawing sound, much like the ravens that flew overhead in the evenings, heading home. That morning, […]

Twenty years…

    I’m doing a lovely program called One Story: Ten Facets with the wonderful writer, Jena Schwartz.  Here’s the free writing from today’s prompt – written as I would twenty years from now.  A practice I highly recommend, visiting your future self.  So much magic there.   Twenty years ago, fifteen years into this […]


      I’ve been blogging now for nearly four (or is it five?) years, and remain eternally grateful to those who paved the way.  In the good old blog days, there was a lot more cross-pollinating – guest posts and fun challenges and when the lovely and ohsotalented Kristin Noelle asked me if I’d […]